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Posted: 11/19/2012 9:45:09 AM EST
I picked up a Dan Wesson Specialist about two months ago and was taken back by the quality in fit and finish. This is my third Dan Wesson and it did not dissapoint. Anyways I called them this morning to inquire on something and was told Dan Wesson burnt to the ground Friday. Total loss according to the gun smith. Needless to say this is going to set them back for a bit. Just FYI
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 10:00:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/19/2012 12:38:15 PM EST by Engineer]
Here's the news story: Fire at Dan Wesson

I believe Keith says that they will be closed for the rest of the year and hope to resume operations next year.

ETA: Correction, from their Facebook page:

The Dan Wesson Firearms plant in Norwich, NY was significantly damaged by a fire on Wednesday, November 14. All employees successfully evacuated the building and one employee is reported to have suffered burns not requiring hospitalization.

The fire is believed to have started in the basement and is speculated to have been electrical in nature. While the fire was primarily contained to the assembly department, the entire facility experienced significant water and smoke damage.

The facility is expected to remain closed through the end of 2012. Updates will be posted to www.cz-usa.com.

Dan Wesson Firearms’ parent company, CZ-USA in Kansas City, will be handling customer inquiries during the closure, but as our subject matter experts will be involved in getting the facility back up and running, we do ask for patience and understanding over the next few months. Dan Wesson parts and warranty claims will experience delays during this period. Orders placed through CZ-USA for new firearms have not been lost or cancelled and will ship as soon as possible when production resumes.

Thank you for your understanding.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 3:42:35 PM EST
That sucks.
I've been thinking about getting one of their 1911s.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:06:54 PM EST
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